44 posts tagged "Tommy Hilfiger"
Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest designer to get the retrospective treatment: A career-long show of his work (a Spring ’09 couture look is at left) will debut in Montreal in June, before traveling to Dallas and San Francisco. It’ll be broken out by themes—including the tantalizing “Eurotrash/X-Rated”—and be accompanied by a catalog with contributions from Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Cardin, and even Martin Margiela, who began his career under Gaultier. [WWD]
Blogger sensation and avowed Sassy fanatic—despite the fact that she wasn’t actually around for it—Tavi Gevinson announced on her blog this weekend that she and Sassy founder Jane Pratt will be launching a magazine (not “Sassy (or the rebirth of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0)”, she cautions) and are calling for submissions. [Style Rookie]
Poor Brooklyn Law School students: Here they were, studying quietly in the library, and then they had to look at some undressed Diesel underwear models. [Racked]
After a successful few seasons having Peter Som consult on his womenswear line, Tommy Hilfiger is bringing in help for the men’s, too: Swarovski Award-nominee Simon Spurr will work on the Hilfiger label’s upcoming men’s collection. [WWD]
Tommy Hilfiger recently celebrated his brand’s 25th anniversary, and he’s marking the occasion with an appeal to his 25-year-old customers—the ones who made Hilfiger a must-buy during his nineties glory days, when you couldn’t turn on MTV without seeing a pair of baggy Tommy jeans or an oversized rugby shirt. The prep staples of the last decade aren’t going anywhere, of course, but they’re now joined by the new, younger-skewing TOMMY line, one that’s just gotten its first concept shop, on New York’s Bleecker Street, a second in White Plains, and several more on the way in the U.S. and Canada.
The space’s decor is eclectic, with loads of taxidermy and a bicycle-gear chandelier. The clothing, too, follows its offbeat example, to add a little irony to the tried-and-true prepster equation. A classic turtleneck pairs with sequined hot shorts and neon tights, or, on the boys’ side, a spectacle-print cardigan is shown with distressed jeans and a bow tie. The TOMMY set may grow up to their country club memberships and blue blazers one day, of course. But until then, Hilfiger’s got a faux-leopard trapper hat ($44) and acid yellow henley ($49) with their name on it.
TOMMY is now available at 375 Bleecker St., NYC, www.tommyhilfiger.com.
The Pratt Institute has brought good things to Tommy Hilfiger: his creative director for many years, Stephen Cirona, is an alumnus, as is George Lois, the art director who put Hilfiger on the map in 1985 with an audacious ad campaign. “I thought that they must have really done something right,” Hilfiger said of the Brooklyn school last night at its annual scholarship fundraiser, where he accepted a Legends award. En route to the stage, the designer shared a few of his favorite icons: the Kennedys, Grace Kelly, James Dean. (No surprises there.) He’s thinking big with the brand’s next major benchmark: a Paris store opening in November. “It’s going to be the largest Tommy Hilfiger store in Europe,” he said. Naturally, only the most legendary street in the City of Light will do: the Champs-Élysées.
Designers design. Photographers photograph. Models model. That much—in broad strokes, at least—is clear. But what about the artists, technicians, and industry insiders, often unpublicized and underappreciated, who help to get clothes and accessories made and shown? Call them Behind-the-Scenesters: people who shape our experience of fashion but never take a bow on the catwalk or strike a pose for the camera. Without them—from patternmakers to production designers—the show wouldn’t go on. And, in a new series, Style.com sits down with a few of these pros to find out, basically, what they do.
First up: Gayle Dizon (left), founder of event production company Dizon Inc. Dizon produces runway shows for Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, and Isaac Mizrahi, among others, and in so doing, she has a hand in everything from picking out venues and setting up lighting rigs to casting models and hiring the hair and makeup teams. Here, she talks to Style.com about the business of creating fashion shows, their trickle-down influence, and the most unsung staffers in the game.
So, Gayle: Broad strokes, what do you do?
Well, I produce fashion shows. My company does full-scale production, from the early stages of development of a collection to bringing in the talent that works on the shows to developing the creative inspiration for the look and feel of the show itself.
This must be downtime for you then, between seasons.
Ha. Not quite. I actually started my own company with the expectation that I’d be able to dip in and out and spend time with my family, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way. We’re constantly working. I mean, we just wrapped up Resort, which has really turned into a third big season, and we’re way into the September shows and starting on next season, too. And my company works on things like store events and parties, too.
Hold on. You’re already starting work on the February 2011 shows? Have the designers even begun thinking about those collections?
Only just. But the way I like to work, I’m involved from the get-go. Like, Proenza—what we do is get together with Jack and Lazaro very early on so they can show us their research. They are very intensive researchers; I’ve always got a lot to bounce off of. So we’ll talk about palette and inspiration and look at all these varied sources they’re pulling from, and I bring back ideas. And then we go back and forth until showtime, pretty much. Continue Reading “Behind-The-Scenesters: Gayle Dizon” »
Madonna will star in Dolce & Gabbana’s ad campaign again this season, inspired by the classic Italian film Mamma Roma. Stefano Gabbana says it showcases “a more human and approachable side” of the star. Like, uh, the one above? [WWD]
Meanwhile, Moschino is the latest brand to go to the blog well for its campaign: The label has hired Garance Doré to shoot its Fall ’10 ads for Love Moschino. [Vogue U.K.]
Having taken Fifth Avenue with a multi-story flagship in NYC last year, Tommy Hilfiger is ready to hit Paris’ retail drag—the Champs-Élysées. The designer’s new, 9,000-square-foot boutique will bow there this fall. [WWD]
And Jersey Shore star Jenni “J-Woww” Farley debuted her clothing line, Filthy Couture, in Vegas this weekend. No comment from the Chambre Syndicale in Paris, which currently has its hands full with actual couture. [Styleite]